Craftcation DIYs


Hello there!

I’d like to say welcome to any Craftcation folks and thank you for helping make that busy week a fun experience. Below you will find a collection of information from the classes Lindsay (Shrimp Salad Circus) and I taught at the 2019 Craftcation. We’ve included more detailed DIYs (some with videos) and lists of materials we used and recommend.

Colorfully Painted Wood Block Photo Transfer DIY

Colorfully Painted Wood Block Photo Transfer:

Personalized Photo Candle DIY - Packing Tape Photo Transfer Technique

Personalized Photo Candle DIY – Packing Tape Photo Transfer Technique

DIY Colorblocked Cork Boards

DIY Colorblocked Cork Boards with Blender Pen Image Transfer

Itajime Shibori

  • Itajime shibori definition: it’s a shaped-resist technique. Traditionally, the cloth is sandwiched between two pieces of wood and are held in place with string. More modern textile artists use shapes cut from acrylic and holding the shapes with clamps. The shapes prevent the dye from penetrating the fabric they cover.
  • Dyeing tutorials: Itajime Shibori DIY using Craft Store Dye (we used fiber reactive dye in the class) and How to Ombre Anything Using Fiber Reactive Dye.
  • Supplies we used in class: White or light-colored natural-fiber garment (cotton, rayon, hemp, silk, etc.), Fiber reactive dye (There’s a Dharma coupon in your Craftcation gift bag!), Soda ash, Table salt, Disposable gloves, Spring clamps (use more clamps to get a clearer dyed shape by preventing dye seeping under the shapes.), Shapes for the resist (acrylic shapes we gave you, or anything waterproof that you have two of), Plastic bucket or tub, Long plastic spoon or paint stirrer, Very hot water
  • Note: We know some of the totes had a bit of dye leakage under the acrylic shapes. If you use your acrylic shapes at home be sure to add more clamps around the edge of the shapes. This should help prevent dye from sneaking under the shapes!
  • And thanks to our tote bag model, Happy Makers Studio!

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– Chelsey

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